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draft blog for announcing WCTMBv2

From: Kai Hendry <hendry@aplix.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:05:09 +0000
Message-ID: <b24851261002011305s4d9b5cf2h4fa8a84927163308@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-mwts <public-mwts@w3.org>
Last May 2009 the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group (MWTS) volunteers were
polishing up the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2008/06/mobile-test/">Web
Compatibility Test for Mobile Browsers(WCTMB) version one</a> and thinking of a
new test. Nine months later our next little baby is due, <a
href="http://www.w3.org/2010/01/wctmb2/">version two of the WCTMB</a>.

In this fresh forward looking 2.0 test we hope to encourage key technologies
that will make the mobile platform simply rock. Of course we have the usual
suspects like AJAX support and canvas which were tested in the WCTMB v1 test
too. However we gear up by checking for [Geolocation
support](http://www.w3.org/TR/geolocation-API/) which is very relevant to
mobile users and also various helpful offline technologies like [application
cache](http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/offline.html#appcache)
and [Web storage](http://dev.w3.org/html5/webstorage/). These offline
technologies help the Web to function in areas where Internet may be
unreliable, which is a lot of places on most mobile devices!

We also make a daring leap into the fray to ask for support of video and audio,
which is quite demanding on a mobile device. However we allow for all sorts of
codecs, therefore a mobile browser should be able to meet this requirement. Of
course midi files and animated gifs won't pass. :)

We also test for the font face support which could be a workaround for the many
cases in which phones aren't shipped the right font, for instance for a
particular locale. No matter where you are from or what language you speak, we
hope to entangle you in the Web with any device to hand.

So go and test your mobile of the [new test](http://www.w3.org/2010/01/wctmb2/)
and if your browser [scores](http://www.w3.org/2010/01/results-wctmb2) a 110%
you are cheating.

Thank you and we welcome your feedback on our [mailing
list](http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-mwts/).
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